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READING LEVEL 6
The Highs and Lows of a Dream Chaser
Do you want to know the highs and lows of a dream chaser? I am working towards becoming a producer for a few famous artists in the music industry. Then I want to become an independent artist and start up my own record label. All of the hard work I’ve been putting into producing and rapping is well worth it because I love what I do. I’ve made myself understand that there is no stopping and no limitations.
Making music is the key to my happiness. I love it so much more every time I touch that beat pad and start looping different vocals with synths and 808s. It’s a process I know so well, but sometimes it can be frustrating. I put my all into it, and it still won’t sound how I want it to sound. I just keep on messing with it until the beat sounds like glory. Sometimes the rhythm doesn’t mix well, and I have to persevere to make all the sounds connect equally. All I do is strive for greatness! There isn’t any changing this goal I have set for myself. Only God knows and will help me through this journey.
I still have a long way to go. And after I achieve my current goals, I’m sure I’ll have even more new goals. For example, I would like to start up a program to teach others how to make beats and how to make music in all aspects. Hopefully then I’ll have a better chance of getting my vision out to hundreds and thousands of people. I want to make others feel more inspired and help those who helped me during my highs and lows.
Alberto Batt was born in Tucson, AZ, and is a student at El Rio Learning Center. The Notorious B.I.G. says, “We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.” Alberto keeps working on himself in order to change the world for the better.